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How to get to Samosir:

Airport - Parapat - Samosir

If you are planning to visit Samosir Island, the closest major airport is Medan (KNO), which has daily international flights from many locations. There is also a small regional airport, Silangit (DTB).

Private taxi services are available at both airports to take you to the ferry terminal in Parapat, a town on the mainland where boats leave every hour for Samosir.​ The travel time from KNO Airport is about 3 hours by highway, and from Silangit Airport it is about 2 hours.

From the ferry terminal in Parapat, boats depart for Samosir Island every hour.

Please note that the journey from the airport to the ferry terminal and from the ferry terminal to the island can take several hours, so it is important to plan your trip accordingly.

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Parapat harbour to Zoé's Paradise

Head to the pier at Parapat where public passenger boats depart hourly for Samosir Island. These boats will take you directly to our hotel's private jetty.

When paying the fare, please mention our hotel, Zoé's Paradise, so the boat operator knows where to drop you off. The journey from Parapat to our hotel takes about 25 minutes. Our staff will warmly welcome you at our hotel jetty!

Ensure that you board the boat heading to Tuktuk, not to the village of Tomok.

Should you encounter any issues or have questions, feel free to contact us at: +62 813 6297 6002 (Reception, available by phone and WhatsApp).

Please note that most taxi drivers in North Sumatra do not speak English! We will help you organize a taxi driver/transportation. Don't hesitate to contact us in advance.

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